Mandi Bierly
December 13, 2012 AT 12:00 PM EST

If you haven’t watched tonight’s midseason finale of The Vampire Diaries, stop reading now.

With news that one character would die in the hour, 51 percent of readers predicted it would be Tyler’s mother, Carol Lockwood (Susan Walters). Were they right?

Yes. Though, I don’t think any of us could have predicted a revenge-seeking Klaus would drown her in a fountain while “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” was playing after he massacred the 12 unsired hybrids to the tune of “O Holy Night.” That killing spree was gloriously twisted and rewind worthy.

UPDATE: Read our postmortem interview with Susan Walters here. And our full recap is now live.

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